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Facial Pigmentation.


Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes your skin to darken. Hyperpigmentation, or skin pigmentation, is when certain areas of your skin are darker than the rest. It’s a fairly common skin concern that affects people of all skin types. It can appear in smaller patches, or covering larger areas.Hyperpigmentation happens when your skin produces more melanin than normal. Melanin is the pigment responsible for giving your skin its color. The excess pigment is deposited deep within the skin, giving it a darker look than the skin around it.


They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms.
  • Sun damage
  • Skin irritation or trauma
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Certain medications
  • Pregnancy hormones
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Melasma


  • Dark-coloured sunspots on the skin.
  • Pigmentation patches- brown, black, gray, red or pink spots or patches
  • Discolouration of the skin post inflammation.
  • Dark patches that are raised.


There are several medical treatment options available for pigmentation to give you the results you want. These include:
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL)
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Cryotherapy

Home care / DIY care

  • Take measures to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation
    • Avoid peak sun times
    • Use sunscreen year-round
    • Use Sunglasses, broad-brimmed hats, long sleeves and other protective clothing
    • Avoid Scratching or picking and limit touching your skin.
    • Vitamin C protects skin cells from free radicals and inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to ease hyperpigmentation.
    • Foods rich in vitamin C would be the best option due to their healing properties. These include amla, orange, broccoli, strawberries
    • Stay hydrated
    • Limit stress-Chronic, long-term stress can manifest on the skin as hyperpigmentation.
    • Have a regular, quality sleep


    What is the fastest way to get rid of hyperpigmentation?
    Dermatological procedures will work as the fastest way to get rid of hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, or dermabrasion are all options that work similarly to rid skin of hyperpigmentation.
    Does sunscreen reduce melanin?
    When you’re exposed to the sun, your skin creates even more melanin. Wearing sunscreen will limit this process. Sunscreen protects the skin from UV rays, which slow down your melanin production.
    What is the main reason for pigmentation?
    The primary cause of pigmentation is extreme sun exposure. Sun rays are known to damage the skin in ways unimaginable.
    Can pigmentation be removed?
    Hyperpigmentation is a skin disorder that can be removed with cosmetic treatments and topical creams.Pigmentation on the face can be reduced with chemical treatments . Chemical peels are commonly used to reduce hyperpigmentation.
    Why did my skin suddenly get darker?
    Our face skin produces more melanin compared to the rest of the body parts, so our face skin is generally a bit darker. The harmful rays of the sunlight can damage the melanin cells and as the face is more exposed to sunlight, it is the first to be impacted.

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